Posts Tagged ‘Universal Access’

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Lake George Celebrates “Day of Independence”

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The Rotary Club of Lake George is partnering with Southern Adirondack Independent Living (SAIL) & Warren, Washington and Albany counties ARC (WWAARC), a chapter of The ARC of New York to celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This event encourages people of all abilities to come to Lake George Tuesday, July 26th from 11:00am to 2:00pm and celebrate their independence. The three hosting non-profit organizations are helping our communities live independently and are encouraging Disability Awareness. Please contact Peter Wilhelm via email at wilhelmpet96@gmail.com or by phone: 518-681-0584 if you would like to be a part of the “Celebration of Independence 2022” or have any questions regarding the event.

RELATED READING: Accessibility advocates weigh in on what still needs to be done for increasing opportunities for recreation in the Adirondacks

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Status of DEC Seasonal Access Roads in the Adirondacks

The main road in the Moose River PlainsTypically DEC closes most of the seasonal access roads it maintains in the Adirondacks at the end of the regular big game season. Due to the unusually warm weather this year many roads are remaining open to public motor vehicle use until ground frost or snow accumulations warrant their closure.

Seasonal access roads are unpaved and often are in rough and sometimes muddy condition. Only four wheel drive trucks, SUVs and other high axle vehicles are recommended for use on these roads, especially now. » Continue Reading.


Monday, December 7, 2015

More Development Planned For Wilmington Wild Forest

Wilmington Wild Forest Map-page-001The Wilmington Wild Forest management plan was completed in October 2005. The plan provided for the design and construction of multiple-use recreational trails. Over the past 10 years these trails have been built.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now planning to amend the Wilmington Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP) to reroute some trails, add others, build two more parking lots and more. Public comments are being accepted through January 22, 2016.

The Draft Plan Amendment and a copy of the presentation made to the Adirondack Park Agency by the DEC are available online.

Among the proposals in the new management plan are: » Continue Reading.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Easy Camping At John Dillon Park

Grampus LakeMy canoe buddies and I decided to camp this year at John Dillon Park, just north of Long Lake, for our annual canoe outing. We were pleased to find many amenities that made for a pleasant camping experience. Six of us stayed in two neighboring lean-tos in a wooded section of the park – very private, shielded from other campers. Each lean-to had plank beds (no pads) and separate fireplaces, with a wheel chair accessible shared outhouse. Paul Smiths students on staff for the summer helped us carry our canoes to the water and schlep our gear to and from the lean-tos in their club cars.

When John Dillon Park opened in 2006 it was the first park in the country designed to provide a wilderness experience for people with disabilities. The 198-acre park is the centerpiece of International Paper’s donation of a 15,802-acre conservation easement to New York State, in honor of John Dillon, retired president of the company.  Mr. Dillon has close ties to the Adirondacks – born in Schroon Lake, raised in Newcomb, and a 1958 graduate of Paul Smiths College. He retired in 2003 and frequents the park often, as a proud steward. The easement protects the wilderness character of the Park compatible with the surrounding working forests. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

An Inclusive Adirondacks Accessibility Webinar

The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and Inclusive Recreation Resource Center at SUNY Cortland (IRRC) are releasing a guide to improving accessibility at destinations along three main tourism corridors in the North Country.

A free webinar from 2:30 to 3:30 on April 28 will introduce this resource and discuss accessibility issues throughout the region. » Continue Reading.



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